The Inmate Mail Room processes all incoming/outgoing mail Monday through Friday. All first class mail is ordinarily processed and delivered within 24 hours. Mail is not processed on weekends or holidays. Any questions concerning your mail can be addressed at mail room open house from 10:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Open house for special/legal mail is Monday -Friday, holidays excluded, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p. m. When reporting to open house, you will be required to wear the inmate uniform. You cannot leave your work detail unless authorization has been given.
A mail depository is located outside of the Inmate Telephone Room. This depository is marked “General Mail.” General mail is all correspondence not requiring special mail handling, such as correspondence to family and friends. Procedures for Special/Legal Mail are explained below under the heading Special/Legal Mail.
Outgoing mail will be collected from the depositories at 7:15 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All mail must have the following return address:
Your committed name, register number, dorm and wing.
Federal Prison Camp (Note that *FEDERAL PRISON CAMP* must be spelled out).
Montgomery, Alabama 36112.
Your outgoing mail will be subject to return if your return address is not properly completed. Outgoing mail may be sealed. Staff may open outgoing mail if the envelope has an incomplete return address or for obvious security reasons. Mail not properly identified will not be processed for delivery to the U.S. Postal Service and will be returned to sender.
All incoming mail will be opened by staff and checked for contraband. First Class and publications are delivered to the dormitories no later than 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). All inmates are required to attend mail call.
Incoming or outgoing mail may be rejected for any of the following reasons:
Any material which would violate postal regulations (e.g., obscene, lewd, or vulgar statements, threats of blackmail, contraband, or indications of escape).
Discussion of criminal activities.
Letters containing codes or other attempts to circumvent mail regulations.
Inmates are prohibited from conducting a business of any type while they are incarcerated.